The CIS programme prepares students for the challenges of today's world.

CIS aims to develop understanding and encourages students to enquire and to think critically and creatively.

The school strives for balance among the disciplines and for balance between classroom and non-classroom learning.

In Primary, equal time is devoted to the two languages and much of the curriculum is delivered in both languages.

In Secondary, Chinese is mainly taught as one among the subject areas, while also being foregrounded through the dual-language History programme (Years 7-9), the two-week China Experience Programme (Years 7-9) and the year-long Hangzhou CIS programme (Year 10).

Beginning level Chinese classes are offered at Year 7.

Appropriate technology is infused throughout all learning, but is not viewed as an end in itself.

Homework is carefully monitored to ensure that assignments are constructive and that overall loads are not excessive.


Student learning at CIS incorporates the values of 仁義禮智信 and the IB Learner Profile.



In accordance with the work of the International Task Force on Child Protection, CIS affirms:

  • All children have equal rights to be protected from harm and abuse.
  • Everybody has a responsibility to support the protection of children.
  • All schools have a duty of care to children enrolled in the school and those who are affected by the operations of the school.
  • All actions on child protection are taken with the best interests of the child, which are paramount.

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